Sunday after church we headed to my cousins' ranch. I always loved coming here during the summers as a kid. There were so many fun things to do, & it's probably what lead me to look for a farmer to marry (not that he ended up being one in the end, but that's another story)!
My cousin has enough quads for us all, so we went for a ride up to what we call "The Bench". It's a flat piece of land where my Grandma grew up, & the house is still there.
Chancery was very excited for her first quad ride!
And I was also excited, they are so fun to drive, & it was time to share that with the kids!
My parents took the Razr instead, & were thankful for the windshield which deflected a lot of the dust.
Up on the Bench we discussed the crops, & the old license plates used to patch the grain bins while the kids explored...
They climbed up in the old wooden grain bin
And we found the old International truck!
This is the old house where my great Grandfather & my Grandmother lived. We even got to go inside & kill some mice we found (which the kids found super exciting!)
Then Justin let the kids try out the combines
And while PChad & Justin talked about the mechanics of it all, the kids played with the grasshoppers
It was a really fun ride, even if we did get a bit dusty!